Civil Air Patrol

Rocket launch at Sawyer County Airport deemed a success

Hayward, Wis. – The sounds of countdowns and rockets soaring into the crisp afternoon air were heard at the Sawyer County Airport recently as four cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Wild Rivers Composite Squadron located in Hayward, completed the second of three phases of  the model rocketry achievement program.

All launch and parachute recovery events were successful.  One rocket however did sustain major damage when it landed on the tarmac rather than the softer grass.

CAP’s model rocketry program is an achievement program for cadets interested in the science, technology and flight of model rockets. The Titan phase of the program includes a written test and the building and launching of a single stage model rocket.  The rocket should be a replica of one that was part of aerospace history.

The cadets chose the Patriot missile. Cadets completing the written and performance requirements of the entire program will be awarded the Cadet Model Rocketry Badge.

The model rocketry program is part of an extensive aerospace curriculum that Civil Air Patrol offers to members free of charge.  Educators, including home school parents, can join for a low, one-time fee.  These are national standards based, grade specific science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum that can be taught separately or integrated into existing subjects.

Participants of this activity were:  Cadet Chief  Master Sergeants Gabriel Snider and Taylor Snider, Cadet Airman Basic Ronald Snider, Cadet Technical Sergeant William Marucha, Senior Member Alex Mann and Captain Andrew Riemer, squadron aerospace education officer, project advisor and launch safety officer.

For more information on the aerospace education program or information on becoming a cadet or adult member of the squadron, please contact fas@hayward-cap.com or visit our website, www.hayward-cap.com or www.facebook.com/haywardcap .

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